Why Subscribe to Cal Performances?Niran Shah, who is joining us this season for the 20th time as a subscriber, tells us why.
Q: Your family has been subscribing for over 20 years. What keeps you coming back?
The variety is astonishing. We travel, so we've been the world over. But with Cal Performances, we don't have to go there; they are here.
Q: What makes the experience here different from other venues?
The audience is very sophisticated, intelligent, and appreciative. The artists sense that. It brings extra energy to their work. It's a joyful experience. We are part of the moment—the moment when they are really enjoying themselves.
Q: How does it feel coming to Zellerbach for performances?
It's like a second home. The ushers want to help us find our seats, but we know exactly where we are sitting. We like to sit in the tiers—it's very comfortable.
Q: What will you include in your Choose-Your-Own Subscription for 2018/19?
We ordered ours last month! There's really a range: Yo-Yo Ma, the Soweto Gospel Choir, the Eifman Ballet, Murray Perahia on the piano, to name a few. We are really grateful for the opportunity to see them.
Season Subscription Options
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Save 10%: Select 4 or 5 events on a single order.
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Save 20%: Select 8 or more events on a single order.
New this season! Immerse yourself in what you love! Select four or more events in the same genre and save 25% (some performance date restrictions apply).
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We're so happy that you've decided to subscribe to our fabulous 2018/19 Season! We understand that ordering online can be a bit confusing sometimes, especially with all of the subscription choices available to you this season. But don't worry, we're here to help guide you through the process and offer hints and tips to make it as smooth as possible.
Before you get started, we want you to know that you'll need to have a Cal Performances account in order to purchase your subscription online. You can login/register at anytime from any page on our website or wait until you checkout and the ticketing system will prompt you to login before proceeding.
Know that if you get stuck at any point, you can give the Ticket Office a call at 510.642.9988 or shoot them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance.
Browse the SeasonSeason Brochure—if you received a season brochure in the mail, we suggest you have it handy as you choose the shows you want to include in your subscription. The brochure contains full descriptions—and beautiful photos!— of all of the shows, organized by genre. It also includes a season calendar listing with ticket prices for every level. If you didn't receive a brochure, you can download a PDF of it, or request that one be sent to you.
Performance Listing—the 2018/19 Performance Listing allows you to browse the season lineup online. You can view the entire season, or filter by genre and Berkeley Radical strand. The performance listing displays the event genre, date, time, venue, and a brief description of the event. You'll see a button where you can "learn more," which will take you to the event details page.
Event Details Page—the details page for every event provides additional information about the show, including more photos and videos, the program (if available), and the available subscription packages. This page also includes the "Browse the 2018/19 Season" button, so that you can easily return to this page with the Performance Listing.
2018/19 Season Page—if at any time you want to return to this page from anywhere on the website, select "PERFORMANCES" in the main menu, then choose "2018/19 Season" from the drop-down menu. Also, the "Browse the 2018/19 Season" button on the event details pages and subscription options pages will bring you back to this page.
Choosing Your Subscription PackageOnce you've decided on the performances you want to see this season, visit the 2018/19 Subscribe page to see the Season Subscription Options: Choose-Your-Own By Number, Choose-Your-Own By Genre, Choose Berkeley RADICAL. The "subscribe by..." buttons will take you to more information on that subscription offering, with direct links to begin buying a package within that option.
Purchasing Your Subscription PackageWe recommend not using a tablet or mobile device when buying your subscription online. Our ticketing system will provide a much better purchasing experience when you use a desktop or laptop computer.
Start the purchasing process by clicking on the "Buy Package" button for the type of package you want (e.g. BUY 6–7 Package in Choose-Your-Own By Number, Theater BUY Package in Choose-Your-Own By Genre, Citizenship BUY Package in Choose Berkeley RADICAL). You will be directed to the ticketing system section of our website.
Login or Register for an Account—If you haven't done so already, at this point we suggest you login to your Cal Performances account if you have one, or register for an account if you don't. You will find the links at the top right of the page to login or register. Once you've logged in/registered, you will brought back to the page where you can select the performances for your subscription package. If you don't login/register before making your selections, you will be prompted to do so before you can checkout.
Selecting the Performances—It might be helpful to have the Season Brochure handy for reference as you make your selections. You can download a PDF of the brochure, or request that one be sent to you by mail. You will be prompted to select the available performances for the subscription package you chose, and will be required to select the minimum number of performances for that particular package.
Selecting the Pricing/Seating Sections—After you've selected the performances for your packages, you will be asked to select the number of seats and seating section for each performance. Please note that each performance item in your package selection must have the same total number of seats selected.
Add Subscription to Cart—Once you click the Buy button, your subscription package will be added to your cart. You will be taken to the Shopping Cart page where you can review your order. If you are finished shopping, you can "Proceed to Checkout" to complete your order.
Before you checkout, you can:
Make Changes to a Subscription Package in Your Cart—If you want to change a subscription package before purchasing it, you must delete it from your cart and begin again by clicking on the blue button at the top of the Shopping Cart page. Do not use the back button.
Purchase an Additional Subscription—If you'd like to buy another subscription (or two, or three), click on the green button at the top of the Shopping Cart page.
Add Single Tickets to Your Subscription at a 10% discount—Before you checkout, you can purchase single tickets to any 2018/19 Season or 2017/18 Season event at the "Sub-Add On" discount by clicking on the purple button at the top of the Shopping Cart page.
Then, congratulations are in order—you're a Cal Performances subscriber! Your tickets will be mailed in late July.
Dates, Details, Fine PrintEverything you need to know about the 2018/19 Season subscription and tickets, including priority seating ordering deadlines, ways to order, single tickets on-sale dates, can be found on the Important Information and Dates tab on this page.
Don't forget, you are not alone in this process. If you need assistance, contact the Ticket Office by email at email@example.com or phone at 510.642.9988 and we'll be happy to help.
Ways To OrderOrder Online
By Phone or In Person
Call 510.642.9988 or visit the Ticket Office, Tue–Fri, 12–5:30pm; and Sat & Sun, 1–5pm. Holiday, summer, and university break hours may vary. The Ticket Office is located at the northeast corner of Zellerbach Hall on the U.C. Berkeley campus.
Return the order form found in our season brochure (or print out a PDF version) and mail to:
PO Box 40190
Berkeley, CA 94704-4190
Priority Seating for Donors and SubscribersDonors and renewing Subscribers are seated first. Priority for the most desirable seat locations is given to our most generous donors. Place your subscription order by the dates below to receive priority seating.
May 9 Producer's Circle Donors of $1,500+
May 23 Donors of $750–$1,499 and Renewing Subscribers
May 30 Donors of $100–$749 (New Subscriptions)
June 29 Email Club (New Subscriptions)
July 6 New Subscribers
Order early for the best seating selection. Consult venue seating maps and order by preferred and alternate section number.
Subscription seating is completed by our Ticket Office in mid-July on a first-come, first-served basis according to the priority ordering dates. An order received after the priority window closes will receive processing priority on the day it is received, based on the level of giving.
Please consider making a donation to receive seating priority and other Donor benefits all season long.
Single Tickets on-sale dates for Donors and SubscribersJune 5 Single tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Greek and Yo-Yo Ma at the Greek on sale to Subscribers and Donors of $100+
July 24 Single tickets for the rest of the 2018/19 season on sale to Donors of $100+
Single Tickets on-sale dates for Email Club and the general publicJune 8 Single tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Greek and Yo-Yo Ma at the Greek on sale to Email Club
June 12 Single tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Greek and Yo-Yo Ma at the Greek on sale to the general public
July 31 Single tickets for the rest of the 2018/19 season on sale to Email Club
August 7 Single tickets for the rest of the 2018/19 season on sale to the general public